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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A cancer diagnosis of any form can be distressing and have a massive impact on the lives of those diagnosed and their loved ones, so it is good to show our support in any way we can.

According to Cancer Research UK, there are on average 55,920 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year. This a massive amount of people affected across the whole of the UK.

Across the world, October is used as a time to raise awareness and show support for those brave people fighting this illness every day and the amazing survivors who have won their fight.

Signs of breast cancer

With breast cancer being so commonly diagnosed, it is vital to be aware of the signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis can make a huge difference in your treatment, so it is best to get any unusual symptoms you notice checked out as soon as possible.

The NHS advises being ‘breast aware’ which means taking note of what is normal for you and checking yourself regularly, so any changes are noticed quickly.

There are several common early signs and symptoms of breast cancer including:

  • Breast lumps or thickened breast tissue
  • A change in shape or size of the breast (one or both)
  • A swelling or lump in the armpit
  • A rash similar to eczema
  • Scaly or itchy skin
  • Redness on or around the nipple
  • A discharge of fluid from one or both nipples
  • A change in nipple appearance (e.g. sunken)

If experiencing any of these symptoms it is best to consult your GP as soon as you can. Although women are most diagnosed, it is important to remember that men can also develop breast cancer. Men should also get any of these symptoms checked by a medical professional.

Breast cancer support

An event such as being diagnosed with cancer will be understandably worrying and in a lot of cases overwhelming. It is helpful to know there are support groups and resources available to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Your first point of call will usually be your GP or another medical professional who will be able to suggest points of contact to help support you and your family and friends. This can include specialist doctors and nurses who will explain your treatment plan in full to help put your mind at ease.

There are often local breast cancer support groups with other patients to talk to, which could be helpful to talk to someone going through the same experience.

You can also speak to any of several UK charities who will be able to offer advice from specialists as well as offering resources such as forums, blogs, videos and other sources of helpful information.

Breast cancer charities

There are several amazing charities currently operating in the UK that are dedicated to offering support and helpful resources to all who may need them.

They also work tirelessly to raise awareness and to fundraise to help provide services for patients and fund research into possible cures and preventions.

These charities include:

All these websites offer great advice and guidance for both patients and their loved ones.

There are of course also charities that cover all types of cancer such as Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, that will be able to offer their knowledge and expertise.

This awareness month can be a good opportunity to get involved with these charities and help them to raise money to help patients across the UK.

This can be though a large-scale fundraising effort such a sponsored sky dive, marathon, mountain climb etc. You could also do something smaller such as a charity coffee morning or wearing pink to support the cause. Every effort no matter how big or small will add up to make a huge difference for these charities and those they help.

Can you get life insurance if you have cancer?

Life insurance with cancer or life insurance after cancer may seem like something that is never possible, however we want to assure you this isn’t the case.

It can be more difficult to access cover with a recent diagnosis but there can still be options available to you. If you are still undergoing treatment your options for cover can be more limited but there are specialist products available that can offer some protection.

If you are post-treatment or in remission, you will usually have more policies available to you. No matter what stage your cancer is at, our friendly experts are available to offer free advice on your best life insurance options.

We are extremely proud to be the UK’s #1 rated specialists in cancer life cover. We know being diagnosed with a serious illness can be upsetting and stressful for those affected and their loved ones. With an extensive knowledge of the best insurance companies and providers for

Our aim is to support you in any way we can and help you get the cover you need – without unnecessary additional stress and hassle. Medical history along with medical conditions and illnesses shouldn’t stop you getting the level of cover you need to protect your family.

Find out more about great policies for breast cancer life insurance and other available cancer life insurance policies.

Useful resources

NHS – Living with breast cancer

Breast Cancer Now – Support for you

NHS (The Christie NHS Foundation Trust) – Support groups

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